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Holidays

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  • In the Pipeline: Holiday shows that are nostalgic, jaw-dropping

    In the Pipeline: Holiday shows that are nostalgic, jaw-dropping
    So it's that time of year when kids are home and many adults take some time off from work, and in this column I like to call out a couple of nearby attractions or performances that might be a fun way to spend some time over the holidays. This year,...
  • Around Town: Christmas around the world

    Old World Village held the 11th annual International Celebration of Christmas and live Nativity play on Dec. 2. The money raised from proceeds and donations will benefit World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization. Bell choir "Beach City...
  • High School Roundup: League play inches closer

    Six local boys' basketball teams took part last weekend in the annual OC North/South Challenge at El Toro High which concluded Saturday. On the first day of the two-day, 11-game event, Huntington Beach got a win for the South while both Ocean View and...
  • Church vandalism 'worse than usual'

    St. Bonaventure Catholic Parish officials were greeted by an unpleasant display when they arrived for mass Sunday morning to find the church's nativity scene vandalized. St. Bonaventure Business Manager Nancy Cesar said the damages, which were...
  • Group sends care packages to troops

    Group sends care packages to troops
    Matt Muggia, a U.S. Marine veteran, remembers the disappointment he felt when he was deployed overseas, opened up a care package and thought he spotted a package of Oreos. But they weren't really Oreos. They were a knock-off brand. "I was totally...
  • Girls' Basketball Roundup: Ocean View rolls past Oxford

    Girls' Basketball Roundup: Ocean View rolls past Oxford
    Ocean View High got its own Hawk Holiday Classic girls' basketball tournament off to a great start Monday by rolling to a 56-26 victory over Oxford Academy of Cypress. The Seahawks, who improved to 5-1, raced to a 15-1 lead after one quarter. Alexxas...
  • City Lights: One moonwalking step for a man

    City Lights: One moonwalking step for a man
    So now I have done the moonwalk. Or something close to it, at least. Tuesday night, I joined a class at the Dance Asylum studio in Costa Mesa in which two dozen or so students learned the zombie choreography from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. No,...
  • In The Pipeline: Processing the unimaginable

    In The Pipeline: Processing the unimaginable
    Tragedies like this catch us off guard, when we are vulnerable, leaving no time to prepare or to absorb the sickening blow. Then the most brutal events imaginable begin to unfold. In the blur of modern technology and communication, shards of information...
  • 'Bella' weekend at outdoor center

     'Bella' weekend at outdoor center
    Diane's Beachwear stands to turn a profit for the first time in its three years at Bella Terra, an outdoor shopping center in Huntington Beach. Diane's manager Kati Garcia said the Black Friday and Small Business on Saturday event were a sign of how...
  • Stepping into the stars of Tinseltown

    Stepping into the stars of Tinseltown
    When Madeleine Barker's fellow cast members handed her the Oscar in the Claire Trevor Theatre, she felt excited for herself and a little sad for Judy Garland. Barker, who plays Garland in UC Irvine's upcoming musical "Tinseltown Christmas," had been...
  • The Ghosts of 'Tinseltown'

    JAMES STEWART 1908-1997 Best known as: The lovable Everyman in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and other Frank Capra classics; also took edgy turns in Hitchcock thrillers Holiday classic: "It's a Wonderful Life" Oscar? Best Actor in 1940 for "The...
  • Natural Perspectives: Life in the slow lane

    Natural Perspectives: Life in the slow lane
    Vic and I had "slow food" this past week at two events. One was the annual Harvest Potluck by the Huntington Beach Community Garden. The other was the annual picnic in Bommer Canyon in Irvine put on by the Orange County chapter of Slow Food U.S.A. We...